Higher St. Paul minimum wage wouldn’t kick in for some workers till 2030

Supporters of a minimum wage increase
MinnPost photo by Peter Callaghan
Supporters of a minimum wage increase rallied outside St. Paul City Council chambers earlier this year.

St. Paul: We’ll get there … eventually. The Pioneer Press’ Frederick Melo reports: “If the St. Paul City Council approves a $15 minimum wage, workers enrolled in special employment programs for the disabled would likely be exempt. There’s a good chance a gradual roll-out of minimum wage increases would not begin until the year 2020. … And instead of outright exemptions for restaurant workers, a $15 minimum might not apply to servers and other tipped workers until the year 2030, at least in restaurants that serve hard alcohol.”

It was just a matter of time. KSTP’s Frank Rajkowski reports: “The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report that zebra mussels have been found in Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis. … A release said a Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board watercraft inspector contacted the DNR after finding two juvenile zebra mussels on a sailboat being removed from the lake for the season.”

Might be a teachable moment. The Star Tribune’s Stephen Montemayor reports: “A Rosemount special education teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after posting a tweet Saturday that appeared to call for the killing of new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. … A spokesman for the FBI in Minneapolis said Monday that the bureau was aware of the tweet, which read: ‘So whose [sic] gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?’”

Something to keep in mind. The AP reports (via KSTP): “The Minnesota Department of Transportation said the ramp from Interstate 94 West to Interstate 35W South in Minneapolis will close for 10 days beginning at 10 p.m. Friday. … The ramp is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. on Oct. 22.”

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Paul Yochim on 10/08/2018 - 05:27 pm.

    Paid administrative leave for the special education teacher? Another example of very bad behavior being rewarded.

    • Submitted by B. Dalager on 10/09/2018 - 01:41 pm.

      Presumably, it wasn’t job-related. And no doubt this person is in a union, which means they can’t be fired without cause.

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